In a weeks old interview, Carmelo Anthony told the New York Observer that he plans on becoming a free agent on July 1.

“I want to be a free agent,” Anthony said. “I think everybody in the NBA dreams to be a free agent at least one time in their career. It’s like you have an evaluation period, you know. It’s like if I’m in the gym and I have all the coaches, all the owners, all the GMs come into the gym and just evaluate everything I do. So yes, I want that experience.”

Anthony would earn $33 million more by re-signing with the New York Knicks.